Back in October of 2014, I posted a commentary on gaining some perspective on the Ebola crisis facing the world, and more specifically in the U.S. (see: http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/14/health/ebola-1-year-later/)

What lessons have we learned five months later? Over 10,000 people have died from the ongoing epidemic. It was a huge wake-up call for the U.S. healthcare system in regards to flawed government systems, managing a nation's perception of reality (science and best evidence) versus panic, as well as where do go from here.

Check out this CNN report at http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/14/health/ebola-1-year-later/ for a recent examination of what we have learned.

And, for a scientific view, check out this article in the New England Journal of Medicine: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1502918



Dr. Rodney E. Rohde
doc.rohde@gmail.com